Fort Livingstone (Saskatchewan)

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Fort Livingstone
Fortlivingstone.png
Sketch of Fort Livingstone circa 1877
Type Fort, Military Structure
Location Pelly, Saskatchewan, Canada
Nearest city St. Philips No. 301
Built 1874
Architect Department of Public Works (Canada)
Governing body Parks Canada
Important events First capital of the Northwest Territories 1876-1877
Former post of the North-West Mounted Police
Website Parks Canada official website
Designated 1923
Fort Livingstone
Fort Livingstone is located in Saskatchewan
Fort Livingstone
Fort Livingstone
Location of Fort Livingstone in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 51°53′58″N 101°57′44″W / 51.89944°N 101.96222°W / 51.89944; -101.96222

Fort Livingstone was founded as an outpost in Northwest Territories, Canada. The outpost briefly served as the capital city for North-West Territories government for the years of 1874 to 1876 until it moved to Battleford, and headquarters for the North-West Mounted Police for the same period, until they moved their headquarters to Fort Macleod, Alberta.

The site was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1923.[1] It was also designated a provincial Protected Area in 1986.[2]

The nearest inhabited site is Pelly, Saskatchewan.

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Coordinates: 51°53′58″N 101°57′44″W / 51.89944°N 101.96222°W / 51.89944; -101.96222